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im·pu·ni·ty

 (ĭm-pyo͞o′nĭ-tē)
n. pl. im·pu·ni·ties
Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.

[Latin impūnitās, from impūne, without punishment : in-, not; see in-1 + poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei- in Indo-European roots).]

impunity

(ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. exemption or immunity from punishment or recrimination
2. exemption or immunity from unpleasant consequences: a successful career marked by impunity from early mistakes.
3. with impunity
a. with no unpleasant consequences
b. with no care or heed for such consequences
[C16: from Latin impūnitās freedom from punishment, from impūnis unpunished, from im- (not) + poena punishment]

im•pu•ni•ty

(ɪmˈpyu nɪ ti)

n.
1. exemption from punishment.
2. immunity from detrimental effects.
[1525–35; < Latin impūnitās=impūn(e) with impunity (im- im-2 + -pūn-, comb. form of poena penalty (see penal) + -e adv. suffix) + -itās -ity)]
syn: See exemption.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impunity - exemption from punishment or loss
exemption, freedom - immunity from an obligation or duty

impunity

noun immunity, freedom, licence, permission, liberty, security, exemption, dispensation, nonliability These gangs operate with apparent impunity.
Translations

impunity

[ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ] Nimpunidad f
with impunitycon impunidad, impunemente

impunity

[ɪmˈpjuːnɪti] n
with impunity → impunément
to act with impunity → agir impunément

impunity

nStraflosigkeit f; with impunityungestraft

impunity

[ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ] n with impunityimpunemente
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Therefore, the stressed the need to end such impunities.